April 16, 2018 - Finance Committee Meeting

MINUTES
BREWSTER UTILITY COMMITTEE
APRIL 16, 2018
6:00 P.M.
 
6:00 P.M. – CALL TO ORDER – by Chairperson Chuck Hawk
 
MEMBERS PRESENT:
Mike Schwab, Mayor
Dale Fox, Council Member                           Dave Godwin, Council Member
Chuck Hawk, Council Member                    Andrew Hess, Council Member
Tom Hilliard, Council Member                    Sydney Radich, Council Member                              
 
VILLAGE OFFICIALS:
Kris King, Clerk-Treasurer                             Michael L. Miller, Village Administrator 
 
The meeting was called to discuss the rates of the elected officials.  The Clerk-Treasurer’s next term is from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2024.
 
Ordinance 21-2015 set the current rates as follows:
  • Clerk-Treasurer                $37,800 plus $3,000 for not taking health insurance
  • Council                                 $  2,400
  • Mayor                                   $  8,300
 
VA Miller stated the salaries should at least be average for our above average community.  He discussed comparisons that could be used and which communities should be used and the population of these communities.  It was stated that communities that have the same utility departs, especially electric, be considered.
 
Councilman Godwin stated the village clerk sometimes takes on the responsibilities beyond what should be expected.
 
Councilman Hilliard stated that Council received a nice bump last time.  Councilman Godwin suggested Council get an increase of $25-$35 per meeting.  The job is a lot more than just attending two meetings a month.  Councilman Hilliard stated that the Mayor’s salary was too low.
 
VA Miller will use the perimeters that Council suggested to get comparisons for the next Finance meeting.
 
Meeting adjourned at 6:45 pm.
 
 
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Kris King, Clerk-Treasurer